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Defining moments

The Class of 2020 has
something to say

They were toddlers when the Twin Towers collapsed and came of age during the '08 recession. They attended school as Sandy Hook, Parkland and dozens of massacres reminded them of their own mortality. Now, they've graduated college amidst a global pandemic and cries for racial justice.

As the Class of 2020 inherits this chaotic, divisive, interconnected, digital world, you might expect fear or despair. Instead, they offer hope, resilience and undeniable strength. Here's what they have to say.

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